That is the downside, having to push the front seats all the way forward.... if I'm by myself I just sleep on the passenger side, so it just stays pushed forward and doesn't mess with the driver seat...seems to work wellI began designing a sleeping platform for the HR-V, until I realized that it wouldn't work without sliding and tilting the seats all the way forward. I suppose it'll work if moving the seats is not a concern. I car camped in my Mazda3 hatchback, and the biggest benefit of having a vehicle with a longer wheelbase is that I can keep the bed intact while going down the road. Also means I can crawl out of bed and into the driver's seat without having to get out of the car.
I eventually got a mid-rise camper shell for my crew cab long bed F250, and I might as well be driving a luxury motor coach compared to the Mazda3. I can take everything and the kitchen sink, not think twice about how I'm going to Tetris-pack it all inside, can grab anything from anywhere at any time without moving anything else, and still have room to stretch out. Also having the spare wheel be externally accessible is awesome. I once got a flat while on a car camping trip in the Mazda, and having to unpack literally the entire car to get the spare out was unpleasant to say the least.
I'm hoping to do a car camping trip here soon... its still quiet cold here in Maine, so it should be interesting...plus the girlfriend is a little nervous about itThis has been an interesting thread. It makes me want go buy my HRV & travel. Although the 5 degree temps & snow make me want to stay in & read about HRV adventures.
Thanks, Physicsguy666. I might well be interested. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
Hi, I am new to hrv forum,but I had my 2016 hrv lx manual transmission since August 2016. I tried 3 camping trips and slept in the back with the rear seats fold flat and added camping foam and mats to make it flat as possible. My biggest issue is how do you add shades on all the windows? I bought the solar shades to cover the front. Please advise if any one on this form is able to provide any window shade solutions. Where can you buy them? I would appreciate your feedback.
That's a pretty expensive option... if you want a cheaper idea, I just went to a home depot or something and picked up some reflectix...and then cut it to fit each window...also made my windshield sun blocker with it.
Yeah if it were just you, you could probably lay diagnolly and be ok. I'm about 6" shorter than you, for me I could pretty mcuh lay straight and on one side...I'm 6'4" and can comfortably ride in the back, which amazed me. Tried sleeping in the back with my wife, even with seats pushed all the way forward it was cramped for me, but maybe one person would be fine
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Yeah if it were just you, you could probably lay diagnolly and be ok. I'm about 6" shorter than you, for me I could pretty mcuh lay straight and on one side...
Also, pretty sure I could fit a mountain bike in there without taking the front wheel off.